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November 16, 2021

FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared EaseVRx (AppliedVR), an immersive virtual reality (VR) system that uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and […]
November 15, 2021

EU Panel Endorses First-of-Its-Kind Lung Cancer Drug EU Panel Endorses First-of-Its-Kind Lung Cancer Drug

The first drug to target a KRAS mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been recommended for approval in Europe. At its November meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for […]
November 12, 2021

Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation approval of miltefosine (Profounda, Inc) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis. This condition includes […]
November 3, 2021

New Single-Button Blood Glucose Monitor Available in US New Single-Button Blood Glucose Monitor Available in US

A new type of blood glucose monitoring system now available in the United States allows users to test with a single button-push instead of finger-sticking or […]
November 2, 2021

CDC Endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Kids CDC Endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Kids

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to report the CDC’s director’s endorsement of the vaccine for youn children.Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in […]
November 2, 2021

FDA Approves Asciminib, Drug With Novel Action in CML FDA Approves Asciminib, Drug With Novel Action in CML

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is typically treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as imatinib (Gleevec) and similar agents, but some patients cannot tolerate these drugs, […]
November 1, 2021

FDA Approves Eye Drops for Presbyopia FDA Approves Eye Drops for Presbyopia

The US Food and Drug Administration for the first time has approved an eye drop to treat presbyopia, also known as age-related blurry near vision, in adults. […]
October 29, 2021

FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, which means vaccines could be available to school-aged children […]
October 26, 2021

FDA Approves Drugs for Wet AMD, Macular Edema Due to Uveitis FDA Approves Drugs for Wet AMD, Macular Edema Due to Uveitis

Ophthalmologists in the US will soon have more options in their toolkit to manage neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular edema associated with uveitis. Susvimo, […]
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